Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Poo

Of the many things that Grumpy Goat has written that have amused, entertained and even informed me, one of my favourites was this post, which I thought neatly summed up the whole Dubai waste treatment dilemma. It links, in turns, to Seabee's posts on the very same topic. And if you're really into deep background, there's this.

Today, Gulf News tells us (with an exquisite lack of irony) that the 'short to medium term solution' to the problem is to be a big hole in the desert, which shall in time be filled with what fan makers like delicately to call 'the brown stuff'. The gigantic 'La Pooa Pit' will take up to 500 tanker-loads a day and will be 'aerated naturally' which is, I think, waste management speak for 'smelly'.

Watch out for it out there in the sands when you're picknicking, chaps! You really don't want to yarp down the sharp leeward face of a dune and realise that your inexorable progress will land you in the 'soup'...

5 comments:

Seabee said...

I loved the 'aerated naturally' phrase too. The hole is left uncovered, its contents untreated, open to the elements (and several trillion flies I would imagine) and that's called 'aerated naturally'!

alexander... said...

I hadn't thought about the flies!

This is great news for flies!

Shocked that GN didn't lead with 'Good News for Flies', actually...

Dave said...

And here I am proudly telling my visiting friends and family that Dubai really isn't a big S*%$ hole.... and again I am proved wrong....

Anonymous said...

That's genius. 'Dubai's great vision', 'trailblazing emirate', etc. = an uncovered hole full of poo in 50 degree heat.

'It's not just a hole in the ground'...no, it's a LAGOON. Coo, how posh.

And the Municipality guy quoted in the Gulf Snooze even has a name that sounds like miasma.

Gazza said...

Is this the same hole in the ground that connects to the aquifer that connects to the water supply? Jeez, this water tastes funny...

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